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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:27:57 PM »
Chief, bolt back together everything to make a runner for now.

By the other comment you’re far too busy for a build.
Throw the factory wheels back on and drive it for now.
You need to be there for the family right now.

So unless the trip gets delayed or cancelled make this a driver and maybe skip some of what you had planned.

I think with a limited time investment at current point you could have this driving again.
Much farther in not so easy.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New from northern ky area
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
Welcome Mike! Awesome looking toy there.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:26:03 PM »
It’s a beautiful kitchen until the HORRID BLUE THING is in view...

But alas the customer is always right... :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello from Ft. Campbell
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:11:15 PM »
Welcome Cameron!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:10:02 PM »
There’s a button missing in a square d thread. And an exhaust mani and turbo in a garage...

Sorry to see this direction but understand how it came about.
CM boss!

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Tech/Electronics / Re: Laptop GPS
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:20:42 AM »
It’s been covered but the god in your phone works with or without data.
Maps lack but if you have some preloaded you’re golden.

Don’t waste your money. Unless you’re after a handheld gps which I would then say go garmin hands down.

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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »
Quiet weekend at cabin. And boy I mean quiet.
I think me and my two dogs were about all that was there.

Missed the big heard 5000+ caribou that flattened the snow in spots by 20 minutes.
Ran into a buddy about half way out that watched them for quite a while.  Would have been really neat to see that many wandering about without me trying to figure out which I want to shoot.



My diesel stove is off again...
Carbeurator must still have some crap in it. Wouldn’t turn down to low today, so its back off.
Was hoping to show up to warm cabin Friday, now it will take a couple trips for fire. Oh well.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:16:58 PM »
I hear a bottle of motor oil opening.......


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No Charles, a truckload of oil being opened...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:45:50 PM »
I saw that welderup build.  Super sweet. 4 turbos.


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Don’t give the big guy any more ideas guys.
He’s on a tight timeline for this ever growing “oil change”.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:44:33 PM »
If only my tires would look like that.
Yours don’t see a lot of gravel.

Definitely got your money out of them.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:27:22 PM »
It warmed up enough to want to relax at the cabin.
Back to extreme cold warnings again.  :facepalm:

Have a Diesel burning stove running now in addition to the wood stove.
It’s nice to not have to stoke the wood stove overnight.
Not sure on BTU’s of the unit but so far I like it.

End goal is to leave it on low to keep frost out during week and turn up or supplement with wood on weekends.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:23:32 PM »
Wheels look good chief!
Tires as well. But they’re a lot of tire. Hope they fit for you.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »
The split wood will definitely speed the time to refill.
I like big unsplit chunks for night time if a good burn is needed.

I’d second moving to unsplit for at least some of your wood.

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D.O.T. / Re: Coldest recorded temp????
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:08:01 PM »
Been thinking about y’all.
It actually got cold in a few places hat always whine about how cold they are.

We’ve been locked at or below -40 for a few days.
Extreme cold warming came with it. For us thats -55 or worse...

This morning -43...I don’t pay attention to wind chill. If I’m out I’m on a skidoo and I don’t want to know what -43 and 75mph means...

It’s currently -33 and I’m blessed how nice it is...
Heading out to skidoo to the cabin to light he fire for the weekend.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:16:28 PM »
I think I did a DIY on it.
The split ring there are ‘fancy’ pliers. Read flat wide tips with traction on them.
They’re cheap enough but do help with the pesky ring.

DONT FORGET THE ABS SENSOR!
 
I got away with it...but was heading for a bigger than bfh and noticed it.

It is dirt simple, other than the pesky top bolt as mentioned. 

Just do it and be done. Easy now while you’re in this far.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:39:38 PM »
Don, my mamma has low BP as well.
Not always that low but I have saw those before and was floored too.
If she breaks 100 she’s having a bad day.

Hope there is something found, getting winded doing nothing is no fun.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:27:22 PM »
Sorry Ken, you’ll beat me to them.
I am looking at a set of ‘Rockproof’ by Nokian or some sort of company.
Have even less siping than the M55’s.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:25:19 PM »
Tator, you have any experience with the newer Toyo open country C/T versions? I should've just bought the Grabbers while I had it figured out, now I'm looking at all different kinds again.

https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/off-road-tires-open-country-ct

Only that they're supposed to be a newer replacement for the M55 which Sam and I have a crush on.
I do have a set with 60k on them...and may try for more.

Other than the limited sizes they come in...I like em.
Now I may have to look at these as they are having trouble sometimes when I need new rubber.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:44:19 PM »
Hindsight 48 but solely for efficiency reasons. And the gains are small.
Depending on load higher is better.
I wouldn’t recommend less than 24 however, everything copper turns huge, and stresses on electronic stuff is Exponetially higher.

I’m running 3 kW of ac power. That is likely the smart limit for 24 VDC.
Larger I’d suggest 48. Once you’re into this stuff voltage doesn’t really change hard parts cost.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:06:06 PM »
My only two cents on solar.

Don’t buy 12 volt stuff.
Way overpriced for the everyday 12 volt guy.

Buy big higher voltage panels and a good mppt controller.
I was in about $2 per watt including everything but batteries.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
Done.

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »
Just keep at it. You’ll be fine.

My son thanked us many years later when his buddy couldn’t drive a stick.
Makes things easy when it doesn’t matter manual or auto.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Thanks for having me.
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:12:59 PM »
Welcome Ed! :beercheers:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:46:20 PM »
Nice addition Ken, have any of you guys with lots of equipment ever calculated just the maintenance costs per year on all those motors etc? After having a lot of that and now having relatively non I'm torn if I ever go back to all of that. Probably not here in Colorado either way so it will be a few years if I ever do...….
Like others have said. No ethanol.
My costs are zero.
Good gas
Use occasionally
Stabilized if sitting for long term 3-4 months or more

Don’t even have spare plugs for some... :knucklehead:

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D.O.T. / Re: 2018 merry Christmas
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:22:19 PM »
Merry Christmas everybody!

Been offline sort of.
In the city with my boy and his fiancé for Christmas.
I’d rather be at the lake.

Glad to see all you have had a good week.

Cheers!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »

Who knows it may surprise me and be a good point to stop at...

Here we go...   :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:10:45 AM »
Dropping the T-case is way easy. Lots more to get trans out. But I suppose it would be the time if you so choose to do he converter.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:06:58 PM »
Hey hey. I’ve got a feeling too....

LOL.

Harv you’ll have fun here.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 14, 2018, 06:55:33 PM »
It’s not that hard to do.
I was late but on time. Had a pinhole didn’t lose the case.
Whatever stuff I put on is still holding too.

Get the kit and do it before it’s too late.
I’ll look if my pics are still good.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:58:22 PM »
Welcome Harvey!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:01:49 PM »
Thanks. Lots of Birthday wishes




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It appears everyone knows your brand too.
Definitely party at he TRN hide.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:09:19 AM »
Sam, Tate referenced the conversion replacement.  I think Delco is the only one to offer a direct bolt-in iirc.
The second one is delco
Well I missed that part. Lol. Thanks for the clairification. I’ll need to look at that again.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:18:50 PM »
Tate, that’s not the one I have, but it is where I’m starting and I’ll blame Ken if it’s wrong.
Nah I won’t but it sounds good.

Nate, moar bacon... :beercheers:

JR I feel your pain.
The local garage here says there is a switch in the steering column at the bottom of the key cylinder that may be causing my issues as well.
Not sure if it relates to your issues or not.  I may add it to cart as well as I’d like to sort this out.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:36:05 PM »
You can also use a small 1001 diode and forward bias the headlight relays in the fuse box.

All on mod on the other forums will give you the details.
Literally a few seconds to do the mod if you just stick the diode  in with the relay posts.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:26:53 PM »
It was coming and going on and off.
Was getting the varied signal to it so I think he control is still good.

I guess it’s time to spend a few more bucks.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:10:50 PM »

It’s not the resistor module that everyone thinks it is. Nothing is burnt.
I am leaning to this as one of the possibilities.


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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:13:52 PM »
Dry wood matters. Sounds like you’ve had the lecture.
Is there any concern of fire going out and water freezing?
You’re not cold like guys I see with them but I know nothing about them.
My thought was that they had antifreeze of some sort in them.

I cut next winters wood before end of March. I wish I had the ambition to be a winter ahead.
But I may be, as I’m adding an oil burner at the cabin.
Hope to cut my wood use in half or better.

Glad to hear a project is working and possibly done...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 28, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
Fighting with blower motor in truck. Ken any ideas?

Digital dual climate.
PWM fan controls.
New fan now...

Have power at all HVAC fuses.
Have power at input to PWM, have variable resistance to control output.
Have 7-12 volts output from PWM controller to fan plug.
Add solid ground to fan plug negative and goes to beat all.

Old fan no go, new fan no go.

Old fan goes now with lighter plug and inline fuse.
Bad ground?
Bad ignition switch switch?
Bad PWM controller?

Somewhere something not giving power.

Anybody else seen this?
2006 LBZ loaded at the time.

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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:21:17 PM »
That’s really clean for 3900 miles.
I’d have the shine scuffed off and broken bits in that many.  :facepalm:

Nice looking rig for sure.
And Charles will like the colour...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:29:50 PM »
It’s tuesday right?
I’m confused too and Dons big ole beater is still not a heatin the house.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:23:17 PM »
So did square D just get shoved outside in the weeds to make room for this one?!?  :cry:

It does look really good though.  Kind of afraid to say I am also in the camp of "leave it alone".  It's probably the best example left.  But we all know you won't.  So at least let us watch the train wreck!  :popcorn:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Gotta say I’m in the leave it camp too.
Maybe a bit more tire with a different backspace to allow a fit.

But since we all know what a big D oil change means...
 :popcorn:
 :popcorn:

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OMG. If I dare say. Lol
I love and hate those days.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:38:26 PM »
Sorry to hear JR. Prayers to you and your family. She is at peace now.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:37:00 PM »
 :likebutton:
Looking good Dave! I’m sure everyone is ready to get in too.
The little things that your CDO (OCD for those that don’t have) is on fire about the rest wont even notice. That’s all part of seeing it all. It’s a beautiful house and will be a great home for you and yours.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:50:15 PM »
Looks good Dave. I know she’s proud of you and appreciative.


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Need to help her find some new porch lights for the back yard.


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Deck looks really good but needs better lighting for sure.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:37:17 PM »
Well life is spinning out of control these days but slowed down enough to go find a whitetail. The big one got away when my muzzleloader misfired. Twice.
He would have been a 130-140 buck. Oh well.

This guy didn’t fare so well. It went boom when he came out for his picture.




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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:37:49 PM »
Sounds like you’ve already decided.
You don’t need the insulated pipe outside. That’s just to keep wooden bits from burning.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:30:12 PM »
I've been avoiding it, but sooner than later, I need to do some digging...

Calling young pre rangers....
Work with the kids backs not your own...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:20:27 PM »
 :knucklehead:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:17:32 PM »
Rock wall looks good.

You keep saying and taking pictures of all the rocks, but the pile in the background brings it into perspective. You have a lot of big rocks. And conveniently flat wall building type to boot.


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